This week I decided to do a little something different for my “overlooked entry.” Over the past few years, I have made it a goal of mine with this site, to talk about or highlight films that I love and that I feel are somewhat under-appreciated. This obviously fits in with the whole overlooked aspect of this Tuesday feature.
As a result, this week I have decided to go into my own archives and dig pick a few films that I have mentioned in the past that I would like to mention again.
Fish Tank (2010): directed by Andrea Arnold (Red Road, forthcoming Wuthering Heights adaptation) and starring recent Venice Film Festival winner Michael Fassbender.
Heavenly Creatures (1994): featuring the ever-awesome Kate Winslet in her feature film debut.
Shooting Dogs [AKA Beyond the Gates (2007)]: Came out around the same time as Hotel Rwandaa, therefore little seen. Which is a shame – it is still a moving heartbreaking story. Directed by Michael Caton Jones
Children of Men (2006): Easily one of my favorite films of the last 5, heck 10 years.
Never Let Me Go (2010/2011): Another one of those films that came in under the radar last year/this year. It is now on rotation on pay cable. Catch it if you can.
Appaloosa (2010): Delivers what is advertised on the tin; simply a nuts and bolts western.
My Last Five Girlfriends (2009): A very imaginative take on a man’s journey through the relationship maze.
Muriel’s Wedding (1994): The linked post was not directly related to Muriel’s Wedding but it does mention it. This is another one of those films I could watch over and over again.
Wait Until Dark (1967): A surprisingly thrilling film. Featuring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin.
The Snake Pit (1948): Possibly Olivia deHaviland’s best work
For more overlooked films as well as reading an insightful blog in general, be sure to visit Todd Mason’s blog, Sweet Freedom.